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Charlie Lees interviewed on Australian radio

Professor Charlie Lees discusses the turmoil within the Labour Party on ABC radio station.

Parking permits: Price increases for 2016-17

Members of staff who wish to update their vehicle details or their permit type before the new permits are issued (week commencing Monday 11 July) can do so by emailing

Chris Budd & Gavin Shaddick appointed Deputy Directors of IMI

Professor Jonathan Dawes, Director of the IMI, commented: "Chris and Gavin will develop IMI in new directions, reinforcing our mission to work with external partners, to develop cross-campus research collaborations, and to support mathematical activities, nationally and internationally."

Congratulations! Graduation one day, Rio 2016 selection the next

Sonny Webster, who has just graduated from his three-year Sports Performance course, will make his Olympic debut in the men’s 94kg division after being crowned as British Champion in that weight category earlier this month.

Why we need to find a cure for 'social death'

Jana Králová, PhD student in our Centre for Death & Society, writes for The Conversation.

Honouring Dr Michael Painting

Read Dr Cathy Winnett's oration as we award Michael Painting an honorary degree of Doctor of Music

Breast cancer drug shows continuing clinical impact

Positive, new clinical data were revealed at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago last week, the world’s largest cancer congress, for Irosustat, a drug pioneered at the University of Bath that could prolong the lives of women with breast cancer.

The week that breaks the Labour Party

Charlie Lees on how the failure of the Remain campaign is tearing the Labour party apart

IPR blog by Nick Pearce: The political economy of Brexit

Professor Nick Pearce, Director of the Institute for Policy Research, discusses what may happen in British politics in the wake of the EU Referendum.

Writer, actor & tall person John Cleese

John was honoured for his contribution to the field of psychology & psychological literature

Spanish election saves establishment & deals Podemos a blow

Paul Kennedy, Lecturer in Spanish & European Studies, writes for The Conversation

Government statement about HE & research following EU Ref

Statement from Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science, on higher education and research following the EU referendum.

Education, security & society conference on campus today

Asking challenging questions from why British-born youths may wish to join ISIS, through what safe-space policies and trigger-warnings tell us about the state of Higher Education today, as well as how these developments may be linked to broader cultural trends.

University honours Sir Bobby Charlton

We are awarding football legend & charity founder Sir Bobby Charlton an honorary degree today

Top six dinosaur myths & how we busted them

Dr Nick Longrich examines the most popular myths about dinosaurs and how research disproved them.

Strengthening cross-campus collaboration

IMI will welcome nine academics seconded from across the University to foster innovative research

Participants wanted to help more people lead healthier lives

Volunteers (aged 40-74 years old) wanted for a study to help people understand why the body works in certain ways, and how different things in our lives affect our bodies.

Summer Award Ceremonies 2016

Our annual Summer Award Ceremonies take place this week at Bath Abbey on Tue, Wed & Thu

Maths/Physics undergrad wins JISC Student Ideas Comp

Bath student Azhar Jamal was voted one of the winners of the JISC Student Ideas Competition with a suggestion for an app that quizzes your knowledge on course-specific content.

Anna Gilmore on Big Tobacco & anti-smuggling rules

Professor Anna Gilmore, Director of our Tobacco Control research group, has been quoted in an article: Big Tobacco suspected of dodging EU anti-smuggling rules.

Have the Tories destroyed the UK with populism?

Charlie Lees, Professor of Politics, reflects on Brexit and what the future holds.

UK will struggle to respond to emergent threats after Brexit

Professor David Galbreath warns the UK could be left vulnerable to emerging trans-national organised crime gangs and potential extremist attacks due to changes to international communication and data sharing practices resulting from the Brexit vote.

Charlie Lees on the impact of Brexit: BBC Radio Wiltshire

Professor Charlie Lees discusses the impact of the EU Referendum on the United Kingdom and takes listeners' questions.

IPR seminar: Rewiring the Civil Service

Stephen Kelly, CEO of Sage, shares lessons learnt from his experience of digitally transforming the Civil Service

Professor Davenport receives Cyber Security Fulbright Award

Professor James Davenport from the Department of Computer Science has received a Cyber Security Fulbright Award to enable him to research at New York University on one of the world’s most prestigious scholarship programmes.

Aurelien Mondon on combatting opportunistic racism

Aurelien Mondon (PoLIS) writes for Open Democracy: "The creeping acceptance of racist arguments and language into our political conversation has to be challenged in new ways."

CSCT students pitch to win prize at 'Engineering YES'

Four PhD students from the CSCT developed and pitched a viable business plan to potential funding bodies, and were awarded the Best Environmental Project prize.

Referendum: UK votes for Brexit

Academic experts comment on what this means for politics, democracy, the economy & for rest of the EU

Nick Startin discusses EU Ref on Australia’s ABC [from 30:44]

An in-depth look at the arguments for and against Brexit with two experts on ABC Local (Australia).

CSCT, WIRC & Milner head to Festival on Sat

Three research centres will be showcasing their work in our first community-facing 50th anniversary event

Fostering Hope: research with refugee children

This exhibition in the foyer of The Edge includes a selection of posters showing what is important to child refugees as they adjust to their new lives in the South West.

Charlie Lees takes part in Bath Studio School EU Debate

Professor Charlie Lees from the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies, was invited to take part in The Bath Studio School Debate - EU: Leave or Stay.

British Athletics legends inducted into Hall of Fame for Sport

Renowned coach Malcolm Arnold OBE and twice world champion hurdler Colin Jackson CBE were formally inducted by University President & Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell in front of a crowd which included current athletics stars based at the Sports Training Village.

Game theory offers better way forward in Britain’s EU drama

Richard Fairchild, Senior Lecturer in Corporate Finance (School of Management), shares his views on the EU Referendum debate.

Advancing automotive R&D in the UK

Steve Egan explains how our proposal for IAAPS will help the UK deliver high value R&D in the years ahead

IPR - Confronting uncertainty: Changing face of risk analysis

A blog post, coinciding with the IPR conference on campus this week, by Professor Julie Barnett (Psychology) which discusses integrating the consideration of risk into public policy.

How do we say goodbye to those we’ve lost? Fri 24 Jun

3rd Stage Dance Company presents Mementos – The Journey with a talk by Dr John Troyer from CDAS.

RAEng Fellowship for groundbreaking work on superconductors

Congratulations to Dr Min Zhang (Electronic & Electrical Engineering), who has been awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Research Fellowship to further her groundbreaking work into the use of high superconductors (HTS) for future electrical aircraft.

Young researchers have a whale of a time

Caroline Hickman (Social & Policy Sciences) and Denise Lengyel (Computer Science) have been running a project to engage young children from Colerne CE Primary School in the world of research.

Bill Durodié blog: There is no fixed EU to remain in

Read this blog post by Professor Bill Durodié (PoLIS) explaining why "...the European Union is only as strong as the sum of its parts."

Bob Holman - obituary

The death has been announced of Bob Holman, Professor of Social Administration at the University from 1974 to 1976.

Spare room? Why not host an international student?

Are you interested in hosting one of the international students who come to study at Bath?

50th anniversary: Launching our programme of events

Almost 100 conferences, events & other activities across the full spectrum of Uni life to mark our 50th

Palash Kamruzzaman on extremism in Bangladesh: ABC TV

Auskar Surbakti, from the ABC network, talks to Dr Palash Kamruzzaman (PoLIS) about extremist violence in Bangladesh.

Showcasing our research: From MRSA to bumps in the night

The Graduate School in the Faculty of Science held another successful Research Afternoon on Monday 6 June, with over 30 students from six departments exhibiting their research.

Why you should get ready to say goodbye to the humble lightbulb

Alison Walker, Professor of Physics, writes for The Conversation.

Research student supports 2016 Invictus Games

PhD student Gareth Roberts recently accompanied the UK Invictus Games team out to Orlando as part of his research which explores the rehabilitation experiences of veterans at the Invictus Games.

Info about PG Maintenance payment for Jul-Sep 2016

If you have not received an email or there is an error on the remittance advice, please email Studentships by 10am on Wednesday 22 June 2016.

Mammals almost wiped out with the dinosaurs

Researchers from our Milner Centre for Evolution have discovered that over 90 per cent of mammal species were wiped out by the same asteroid that killed the dinosaurs in the Cretaceous period 66 million years ago, being affected much worse than previously thought.

Goal! FIFA 1966 World Cup film: Tue 21 Jun

Join Ken Loach as we celebrate the World Cup win & our own 50th Anniversary with this film screening

Why do some cancers suddenly disappear without treatment?

Dr Momna Hejmadi (Biology & Biochemistry) writes for The Conversation

Bob Holman - former professor & honorary graduate dies

‘Social work has lost one of its beaming lights’ writes Ray Jones, a former lecturer in social work at Bath.

How Facebook could be threatening your romantic relationship

Sam Carr, Lecturer in Education, writes for The Conversation

TeamBath forges new partnership with MJ Church

With 50 days to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the news that Team Bath has a backer prepared to support grass-roots sport through to the elite was a significant boost to the whole family of sports based at the Sports Training Village.

The Week interviews Bhavna Sharma on building with bamboo

How this centuries-old plant might usher in the construction wave of the future.

Physiotherapy: save on initial consultations & follow-ups

Summer offer - initial consultations cost only £37, and subsequent appointments are £29.80: until 31 August

Scientists say chill coffee beans for a more flavoursome brew

In the lead up to the World Barista Championships, University of Bath scientists say brewing more flavoursome coffee could be as simple as chilling the beans before grinding.

Chris Budd appointed to Britain’s oldest Geometry Professorship

Professor Chris Budd OBE, has been appointed to the oldest mathematical Chair in Britain, the Professorship of Geometry and Other Mathematical Sciences at Gresham College.

IPR blog: Older women & Clinton’s Presidential nomination

EU Project helps boost “Organic” electronics

We are leading a €5 million pan-European collaborative research project to help develop new organic semiconductor materials and additives that can be printed onto flexible film to create devices that are low cost, flexible, wearable and lightweight, which could be used in the future in light-up clothing, medical sensors and electronic wallpaper.

Tonight 6:30pm: Bath Rainbow Vigil for Orlando

Dr Maria Garcia fact-checks the Referendum Debate

Dr Maria Garcia (PoLIS) provides the real stats for BBC Gloucestershire’s EU debate.

Create: Movement - children's dance workshop: Sat 18 Jun

'Create: Movement' sessions are used to explore how our bodies move and are an opportunity for children aged 3-8 and accompanying adults to spend quality time together in a supportive and friendly environment, no matter what your ‘dance’ experience.

Aurelien Mondon shares his thoughts on EU Referendum

Aurelien Mondon (PoLIS) believes that whatever the result, the referendum will further take us away from politics and hope

VC part of UUK delegation to Berlin

Dame Glynis explored research and learning & teaching collaborations in Germany on a recent trip

Conversation podcast on EU Referendum

Professor Bill Durodié, Chair of International Relations, talks to 'The Anthill' about Brexit or Bremain

Mike Nicholson quoted on inflated grade offers in THE article

Mike Nicholson, Director of Recruitment & Admissions, shares concerns about some of the risks associated with the proposal to give applicants information on the final grades that students admitted to courses actually achieved, rather than the typical grades required to get an offer.

B&B or self-catering accommodation on campus or in city

Our city or campus student rooms are available to book during the winter, spring and summer breaks.

Saiful Islam featured on Royal Society website

The Parent Carer Scientist project aims to encourage and inspire current and future talented scientists to succeed in science regardless of their commitments outside work.

In partnership with the auto industry

Read about our plans for a global vehicle research facility in Gary Hawley's post on the new IAAPS Blog

SETsquared Open Innovation Centre showcase: 22 Jun

The aim of the event is to enable SETsquared member universities, researchers/academics, student enterprises and companies to showcase their technologies or licensing opportunities to Corporate Venturing and Innovation Search teams of 60 - 70 corporate companies

Professor Charlie Lees interviewed on Austrian Radio

Professor Charlie Lees (PoLIS) spoke on Austrian national radio, discussing the perils of sharing political platforms in the run up to the EU Referendum.

Four students get GB call for World Uni Rugby Sevens

Four of our students have been selected to represent Team GBR at the World University Rugby Sevens Championships in Swansea in July.

Bath students vs academics on BBC Radio 4 quiz show

A team of our students will compete against their lecturers on the popular BBC Radio 4 quiz show ‘The 3rd Degree’, to be broadcast on Monday 13 June at 3pm.

Our 50th anniversary featured in The Bath Magazine

The Bath Magazine has published an article about our anniversary celebrations.

"Informed, sober debate" helps voters

A video recording of last week's Brexit or Bremain debate is now available online

New GW4 Translational Biomedical Research Network launched

The network brings together academics, the NHS and industry to expand the biomedical community and collaborate on multidisciplinary research in the region.

Working towards food security with Syngenta

Final year CSCT student George Gregory blogs about her industrial placement with Syngenta in Bracknell

Securing the future of languages

High quality provision of foreign languages for our students is key to University’s strategic focus on enhancing the undergraduate and postgraduate student experience, encouraging skills development, and supporting an internationally-facing University community.

Paul Gregg joins cross-party commission to help defend poor

Professor Paul Greg has been invited to be part of a group set up by Lady Philippa Stroud of the Centre for Social Justice, which could provide a tool for ministers trying to argue against spending reforms

Are loopholes and shadow lobbyists endangering Poland’s healthcare?

New research highlights challenges in Poland over transparency in healthcare provision.

Milner Centre blog: Studying Atlantic cod microbiome in Oslo

Harry Thorpe blogs about combining bacterial genomics expertise at the University of Bath with cod genomics expertise at the University of Oslo.

PhD Career Stories blog: Dr Julian Rose

The third career story from researchers now working in non-research roles in Higher Education focuses on Dr Julian Rose, Network Manager for the EPSRC-funded Directed Assembly Network based in the Department of Chemistry.

Science PG Research Afternoon

Today postgraduate students in the Faculty of Science will be showcasing their research: All welcome!

New IMI prof featured in University Business magazine

An article about Mike Tipping, world-renowned expert in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data, who has joined our Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) as Professor of Data Science.

Roger Eatwell on Trump & fascism quoted in NY Times

Comments by Professor Roger Eatwell (PoLIS) discussing Donald Trump and global fascism have been printed in The New York Times, MSN Canada, The Irish Times, Alaska Dispatch (US), La Estrella (Panama), Sydney Morning Herald and four other Australian outlets.

MEng students exhibit project work

Third-year Elec Eng students recently presented their work at the annual Group Business & Design Exhibition

Women in STEMM talk about their journeys: Thu 23 Jun

A seminar to mark National Women in Engineering Day

EU referendum - the wider context

8 Jun: A workshop to unravel some of the perceived complexities surrounding the referendum debate

Team Bath Racing car launched

Watch a video of the Student Formula car being unveiled at this year's Engineering Design & Project Exhibition

Jack Oyston wins Ede & Ravenscroft Prize

The Ede and Ravenscroft Prize is awarded annually to a postgraduate research student on the basis of a high standard of achievement.

Physics students win award for industry team project

A team of final year students won the Philip Nicholson Award for best poster at the Society for Radiological Protection annual conference.

Bath hosts BUC4 workshop: Big Data & Statistics

This is the first BUC workshop to be held in the UK and will be attended by colleagues from our partner institutions UNAM and CIMAT

BUC3: Think Tank model works well for Mexico workshop

During May 2016, eight probabilists from Bath travelled to CIMAT in Mexico (the Centre for Research in Mathematics) to participate in the third workshop in the BUC series.

Brexit could start EU domino effect, warns IPR report

The launch today of a new IPR Referendum Policy Brief coincides with tonight's IPR / School of Management EU Referendum Debate.

University of Bath to welcome prospective students during June Open Days

The University of Bath will be opening its doors to prospective students and their families on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 June.

Bath to host international water conference

To celebrate the launch of its new Water Innovation & Research Centre (WIRC @ Bath), the University of Bath is hosting its first ever Water Science and Engineering Conference this July.

University of Bath scientist wins £240,000 to improve TB vaccines

A University of Bath scientist has been awarded a £240,000 grant to work on developing improved vaccines against Tuberculosis (TB).

Bill Durodié talks to BBC Radio Ulster about radicalisation

Professor Bill Durodié (PoLIS) was interviewed by BBC Radio Ulster about radicalisation in relation to the case of Lorna Moore - a trainee maths teacher.

What's best for business? Join the debate on the impact of the EU referendum

Do you know where you stand on the EU Referendum? Is the EU the best way forward or a millstone around the region’s neck? To consider these questions, businesses and local people are invited to a debate at the University hosted by the School of Management and the Institute for Policy Research (IPR).

Punters lap up Pint of Science 2016

More tickets than ever before were sold for this year’s Pint of Science Festival which took place last week.

Giving Bath students the edge

The Bath Award allows students to showcase to potential employers the skills they have learnt

Science Graduate School - Research Afternoon: Mon 6 Jun

On Monday 6 June 2016 postgraduate students in the Faculty will be showcasing their research at the Graduate School Research Afternoon.

Bath Award gives graduating students the edge

Successful students gathered to celebrate their extra-curricular achievements at the annual Bath Award ceremony last week.

New Students’ Union Chief Executive

Andrew McLaughlin has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Students’ Union